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Route 288 in Chesterfield reopens after fatal accident

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Posted at 7:21 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 22:13:30-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Lanes have reopened on 288 North and South, near Lucks Lane in Chesterfield County after a fatal accident and other accidents in the area,

All northbound lanes have reopened and the left southbound lane has also reopened.

VDOT said all detour have been lifted.

Despite increasing temperatures across much of the state, Virginia State Police are still asking Virginians to avoid unnecessary travel, if at all possible, especially overnight.

Fatal accident

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Chesterfield County that resulted in injuries to the first responders on-scene. State Police were called to a two-vehicle crash southbound on Route 288, north of Lucks Lane in Chesterfield County at 5:14 p.m.

One of the drivers was transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries.

Once responders were on scene, a trooper, one of the drivers and a passenger were standing in the median when another vehicle ran off Route 288 and crashed into them.

The impact of the crash threw one of the pedestrians into a nearby Chesterfield County firefighter. That pedestrian died at the scene.

The state trooper and other pedestrian were transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The Chesterfield County firefighter was transported to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Virginia State Police is still investigating the crash.